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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, April 27, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 27 1936 FlVfU No. 1: Early Years LIFE STORY OF COLONEL FRANK KNOX IN SKETCH STRIPS EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a series of sketches of the lives of 1938 presidential possibilities. Sketched by C. H. Crittenden, Central Press Artist Colonel William Franklin Knox, aspirant to the 1936 republican presidential nomination, was born in the Doi'chester section of Boston, Mass, New Years' day, 1874, the son of William Edwin and Sarah Barnard of English extraction. At the tender age of seven, Knox's family moved to G r a n d Rapids, Mich., where his career began some years later. While attending grammer school Knox spent his early morning hours and evenings selling papers to help support his family. Determined to become a wage earner and a financial help to his family, Frank left school in 1889 against the protests of his mother to work in a shipping room at $5 a week. Advancing swiftly, he became a traveling salesman at 19. In the 1893 depression Knox was thrown into the army of the unemployed. He worked on temporary jobs for as little as $2 a week. He continued ambitiously. Thus, at 20, he entered Alma college, Mich., to work his way through. Knox was athletically inclined, and in his senior year, he was appointed physical instructor of the college.. He was graduated in 1898. Knox became a Rough Rider partly by accident, partly by energetic design at the age of 24. When war started, he pedalled a bicycle to the Michigan militia camp, 120 miles over and back, to enlist for the war. He was told to recruit 15 other college men, which he did, but on the day the unit was sworn in, Knox was at a funeral and the unit was filled. Depressed over this fact, he followed his comrades to Tampa, Fla., as a uniformed c a m p follower. Nearby the famed Rough Riders were encamped. Knox strolled over to the Rough Riders' camp to talk to a college friend and it was through this acquaintance that he was able to join the unit, headed by the late Theodore Roosevelt. He was with Roosevelt at San Juan. · Colonel Knox "out weit." Junior College at Eagle Grove Will Present Play EAGLE GROVE--The annual play to be given by students of the Junior college, will be on the evenings of April 30 and May 1. The title is, "Morton of the Movies." Members of the cast are: Bill Sullivan, Harold Finnegan, Wesley Warner, Mary Kocher, Lucille Lineweaver, Bernard Blackman, Bin Cowan, Miller Nelson, Clifford Mickleson, Margaret Braden, Maynard Quinsland, Wilma Hinkley, Flora Harlan, Kenneth Sandven, Dorothy Foss and Willard Wakefield. The play is given under the direction of Miss Marjorie Gailey. Lime Springs Banquet of 2 Classes to Be Tuesday LIME SPRINGS -- The Junior- Senior banquet will be held at the high school gymnasium Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mothers of the junior class will serve the dinner. Meet at Marble Rock. GREENE--The Past Matrons club of the local Eastern Star chapter met at the home of Mrs. Russell Smith of Marble Rock Friday afternoon, Mrs. Ralph Wilson and Mrs. Edgar Reed also of Marble Rock were assisting hostesses. Eight past matrons from Greene attended. Railroad Telegrapher Dies m Marshalltown Harry M. Clawson, 79, railroad telegrapher for many years at various points in Iowa of the M. and St. L. railroad, died Friday in a Marshalltown hospital from the effects of a fractured hip which he received in a fall at his home there, according to information reported to railroad men here Saturday. Clawson had worked at Hampton, Morning Sun, Marshalltown and Oskaloosa, and had resided with relatives in Mason City for a period of a year about four years ago. Young G. O. P. Hears Talk. FAYETTE--Prof. H. O. Talle of Luther college, Decorah, candidate for congressman from the fourth district, addressed an organization meeting of the Fayette county Young Republican club here Thursday evening. Lime Springs Student Chairman. MOUNT VERNON -- Plans for Grex, to be held at Cornell college Saturday, May 2, have been announced by Curtis Moore of Lime Springs, general chairman. This event, observed annually, affords high school seniors and graduates interested in attending college the opportunity to observe a cross-section of campus life. Plymouth ispriced with the lowest... with terms as low as the lowest! You can buy a big, new Plymouth f or J2S a month. The Commercia Credit Company has made available to all Chrysler, Dodge and De Soto Dealers lowtermsthfltmakeFJym- outh easy to buy. fWITH USUAL DOWN PAYMENT Owners boast of 18 to 24 Miles per gallon of gas.. .say it's the smoothest riding and easiest to handle of all low-priced cars! 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Tune in Ed WpnThurstfaj Nights 8:30 LS.T.,C.B.S. --"Gulliver the Traveler" AND UP.llST AT FACTORY, DETROIT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT EXTRA CHRYSLER, DODGE AND DE SOTO DEALERS turnover of stenographers in the Shepard offices and Mr. Shcpard was almost continually using the want ad columns to advertise for new applicants. At a Rotary club meeting during that period Mr. Shcpard came in tor some razzing on the subject. "Wonder when Hugh Shepard is going to quit advertising for stenographers," laughed President C. W. Damon. "I'll quit just as soon as you fellows stop having me train them for you," was Mr. Shepard's answer. SEVEN CANDIDATES FOK G.O.P. SHERIFF NOMINATION Saturday's announcement by F. K. Winegar that he would become a candidate raises the number of aspirants for the republican nomination to seven, the other six being J. C. Buchanan, Wnjter D. Conn, Martin Hulke, Harry E. Sondergaard, Roy A. Wnshburn and "Quick" Williams. Candidates for the democratic nomination are Cal Dwan and Tim Phalen. One of the moat spirited election contests in Cerro Gordo county this season is the struggle now going on for the office of county superintendent of schools. Seven candidates are in the field canvassing and recanvassing the county for the election which is to be held May 12 at the courthouse. The canvassing, however, is concentrated for it is up to a group o£ only 25 men to determine who ia to succeed Mrs. Pearl Tannar when she leaves the office on resignation May 15 and to take the office for the next three year term beginning Sept. 1. These 25 men are the presidents of the town and township school districts. The seven candidates are: A. G. Hinshaw, Janesville superintendent; H. W. Moule, FERA instructor in Mason City; Charles M. Neveln, Instructor in Hamilton school of commerce; Miss Marie Peterson, Rockwell City; Tilford H. Stall, superintendent of Rockwell schools; Miss Hazel Thomas, superintendent of schools at Belmond, and Mrs. Lucile Usher, superintendent of the Rock Falls schools. THERE WERE SEVEN CANDIDATES THEN, TOO The present campaign is a reminder of one held back in the early nineties, when there also were seven candidates for Cerro Gordo county superintendent. In office at that time was one Levj L. Klinefelter, known throughout the community as "Kline," a vigorous, stocky, baldheaded individual who chewed tobacco incessantly. Klinefelter gained some eminence in those rugged pioneer days as the publisher of a farm paper in Mason City. The paper, which was called The Farmer's Institute, carried beneath the masthead of evet-y issue the slogan, "It Pays to Think." Besides carrying the standard quota of articles on how to raise a better calf and to make two kerne's of corn grow where one grew before The Farmer's Institute teemed with clever epigrams and witticisms from the pen of tie versatile "Kline." At the time Klinefelter held office, the county superintendent was elected by the caucus system so typical of those days. When he came up for re-election six other candidates were in the field against him. The convention was held in the courtroom on the second floor, of the old courthouse which stood on the present site of the Eadmar hotel. Ballot after ballot was taken and it was not until the sun was sinking toward the west that the outcome became apparent that Perry O. Cole was to be the successful candidate. Others in the race included Fred 3. Kuppingcr, Archie Dugan and Eugene Brown. Those who attended that convention still recall vividly the spectacle that was Levi L. Klinefelter when it became evident the tide had turned against him. The mercury was seeking the 100 degree level and "Kline" had removed his coat and vest, necktie and collar and was stalking about in his shirt sleeve? his stiff shirt wilting in the heat of the torrid sun and a hot political battle. Seeing the fight was lost ho uttered the following swan song: "I can see where I made my mistake in this campaign. I forgot to canvass (he cemetery. My friends arc all over there." Hugh H. Shepara claims to hold Mason City's record in giving stenographers office training. Go most anywhere you wish in the business section of the city and you will find Shepard trained stenographers, he maintains. The story is told that during the war there was a particularly heavy Sunday, April 19, Was Observed in Frisco as Meredith Willson Day Sunday, April 19, was observed as Meredith Willson day in honor of the former Mason Cityan, who made his bow as guest conductor of the San Francisco symphony orchestra on that occasion in the San Francisco war memorial opera house. A feature of the concert was the premier of Mr. Willson's Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, a musical epic of San Francisco. Mayor Angelo J. Rossi of San Francisco issued the folknving proclamation: "In view of the fact that Mr. Willson's Symphony in F Minor will have its first performance exactly 30 years and one day after the great catastrophe of 1906, it will be a timely tribute to the city which inspired it, and whose history is delineated in its music. I therefore take great pleasure in proclaiming Sunday, April 19. Meredith Willson day in San Francisco, and urge all music-lov- log citizens to attend the premiej performance of Symphony in ST Minor." Mr. Willson is going to New Yorlf for about six weeks during whico. time some of the programs he directs on the western network of tho National Broadcasting company will be discontinued. Mrs. R. R. Noyes Dies of Infirmities of Age Mrs. R. R. Noyes, 90, died at the county home at 4 o'clock Monday morning from infirmities of age. She had been at the home since Sept. 1, 1931. Surviving Mrs. Noyes is a son, H. S. Noyes, Kewanee, DU She was born in 1843. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Monday. The body was taken to the Randall funeral home. HAMPTON--Girl Scouts sold 510 dozen cookies in their annual cookie sale here Saturday. The money raised will be used to send Girl Scouts to Camp Roosevelt at Clear Lake this summer. ! SPECIAL PURCHASE Of Regular $119.00 COLDSPOT Eleetri® Refrigerators Exclusive With Sears Large 6 For a Limited Time Only! DOWN Balance Monthly (Plus Small Carrying Charge) The most DARING offer made in Electric Refrigerator history... and only Sears Golden Jubilee could make it possible! A big, 6 cubic foot box . . . the right size for families of 4 to 5 people! With EVERY feature for convenience, beraty and economical operation you could possibly wcfnt in your refrigerator! Don't buy anybox at any price until you've seen this Coldspot! « 6.3 Cu. ft. Capacity . . . 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